ISA CODE OF ETHICS
As engineers, scientists, educators, technicians, sales representatives, and executives in an important and learned profession and in order to safeguard public welfare; and to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and practice; and as members of ISA, we hold to these Articles:
Members shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their duties, and shall notify their employer or client and such other authority as may be appropriate where such obligations are abused.
Members shall hold in confidence facts, data and information obtained in a professional capacity, unless the release thereof is authorized by their employer or client, and shall not engage in fraudulent or dishonest business or professional practices.
Members shall perform services only in areas in which they are qualified by education or experience, and shall endeavor to maintain their professional skills at the state of the art. Members shall practice their profession in a manner which will uphold public appreciation of the services they render.
Members shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner, and shall include all pertinent and relevant information in professional reports, statements and testimony. Members shall be honest and realistic in making estimates or in stating claims based on available data. Members shall offer honest criticism of work, and shall properly credit the contributions of others.
Members shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall not participate in any business association, interest or circumstances which influence, or appear to influence, their judgment or the quality of their services. Members shall accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from only one party for services on or pertaining to the same work, unless otherwise agreed to by all parties; and shall not give or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, payment or service of more than nominal value to or from those having business relationships with their employees or clients.
Members shall use only proper solicitation of employments, and shall represent their abilities, qualifications, education, technical associations and professional registrations without exaggeration and in accordance with the laws of the locations in which they practice.
Members shall pledge themselves to live and work according to the laws of man and to the highest standards of professional conduct, using their knowledge and skills to the benefit of all mankind.
(Adopted by the ISA Executive Board, October 17, 1986)